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Jon has spent decades in the energy space with expertise that includes international power plant development, utility-scale solar, and retail electricity. Prior to launching 5 as one of the co-founders, Jon served as Executive Vice President at Beowulf Energy, a private power and infrastructure company with a focus on the development, acquisition, and long-term operation of power generation and infrastructure projects. He also held executive leadership positions with MX Holdings, Juice Energy, AES NewEnergy, Constellation NewEnergy, and the AES Corporation. Early in his career, Jon worked as a transactional attorney with O’Melveny & Myers in Washington, D.C.
As Chief Strategy Officer at 5, Jon guides the firm through strategic issues and opportunities, originates new business, and leads many of the company’s acquisition efforts. Jon produces the 5’s quarterly market reports providing a macro perspective of the various factors impacting the industry. Jon also applies his extensive legal expertise in managing corporate and regulatory matters for 5, as well as providing advice on supplier contracts to ensure that clients’ interests are protected.
Jon received his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School and was awarded his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School.
Jon’s Why: “It is critical to create a company that is founded on a culture where people are trusted, empowered, and truly enjoy work. If you can find people you trust and enjoy working with, hold onto them.”
Fun Fact: Jon has two national championship rings from his college squash days.